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Mainly Seafood

Fast food, Seafood, New Zealand
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106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 27 516 5555
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mainly Seafood is a simple fish and chip style cafe but don't be put off by the fairly basic decor and tables. The fish and chips they cook are superb. Try the lightly battered blue cod - really fresh and creamy white fish. The chips are proper chips from real potatoes not frozen standard size tasteless chips and definitely not... More 

Thank Mike R
mornington peninsula
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving in Te Anau we were very hungry and as we had a lovely motel room over-looking the water we thought a cold local wine and a take -away serve of fish and chips would be perfect on our veranda. The wine was fine but the fish and chips were a huge disappointment. The grilled fish was so dry that... More 

Thank chilliboy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good takeaway fish and chips from this place. Good portion size and was reasonable. Would come back again.

1 Thank R V
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting great seafood in New Zealand, however this is not the case with Mainly Seafood. The service was too slow. It took us 30 minutes for a takeaway of a fish, squid rings, and a paua fritter. The food was tasteless. The squid rings seemed to be frozen minced squid rings. The only good thing was the service... More 

Thank jflesdeux
Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made our way here on the first night of our holiday. I love my seafood so I got pick of dinner. Once we entered the place it was packed and food took a long time to come. I felt for the staff as only two had been working. A cook and front of staff. However, Its great to see these... More 

Thank 199rcnz
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38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For us it was the type of oil they use that made us choose this shop. After we ate, we didn't feel yuck like we usually do when we eat fish and chips. They do yummy Kumara chips if you want to give them a go. At the end of our meal the paper they were wrapped in wasn't overly... More 

1 Thank karris21
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the restaurant can do better. Had fish & chips and beef burgers. The batter on the fish and chips was good. Fish was average. Beef burger patty was sad looking. Don't eat it. Had to pay for extras like ketchup , tartar sauce , etc. For the same price , we could've had a better meal elsewhere.

1 Thank SharifahO88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When every restaurant in Te Anau is booked out (as is often the case) then cut your losses and head here. You'll still have to wait for your freshly cooked fish and chips, but it's well worth waiting for. It was recommended to us by a local worker and he wasn't wrong. Blue cod and chips. Twice. Not a chip,... More 

1 Thank Kenny P
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159 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful choice of seafood freshly cooked to order but they appear to be a bit slow. Well worth the wait. Not fancy surroundings, but you are there for the great food. Reasonably priced.

1 Thank John R
Skopelos, Greece
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I had the cod and chips, well cooked and tasty but I felt the fish portion was small for the price. After seeing blue cod and chips advertised in numerous locations around New Zealand it was only a matter of time before I tried it! May be choosing an overly tourist location to do this was my mistake!

Thank Gardenorm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Fast food, Seafood, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 27 516 5555
Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked with healthy rice barn oil and all of the fish are freshly battered or grilled to orders on site. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?